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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   402 Books
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Second Korean Supplement to the Journal of the VIII King's Royal Irish Hussars, 1951-52. 1st Ed., orig. green dec. card wraps., 39pp. large format (28x22cm approx.), 20 photos., several maps & sketches. Printed at Luneberg, Germany, by Druck-und Verlagshaus Hoppe & Co. [For the Regt.]. Contemp.  #61488
[HLMainPic] Containing a chronicle of the VIII R.I. Hussars in Korea; Awards; account of the Battle of Koyang; Obituaries & other pertinent matter. VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £95
Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War 1914-19. Geological Work on the Western Front. 1st Ed., 71pp., num. photos., fldg. drawings, diagrams, sketches & maps. Chatham: RE Institution. 1922  #63618
[HLMainPic] Another typically detailed & well-illustrated volume in this series with much on tunnelling & mining in Flanders & other geological work in relation to operations &c., with an impressive range of photos. & sectional drawings, coloured maps & diagrams. Orig. blue cloth, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £225
The Inns of Court Officers Training Corps Standing Orders 1927. 64pp., 8 photos. Printed For Private Circulation by Rivingtons, Covent Garden. 1927  #61801
[HLMainPic] Short history plus details of the Corps & its terms of enlistment, regimental regulations &c., plus excellent photo. plates depicting NCOs & Men (Cavalry & Infantry)Marching Order; Horse Marching Order; Camp-Lay-out of Kit. Contemp. ink ownership of "R.H.B. Whyte 'B' Company." Orig. green cloth, little serviceworn, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
Regimental History of New Zealand Cyclist Corps in The Great War 1914-1918. By Officers. 1st Ed., 139pp., portrait frontis., 40 photos. Auckland: W&T. 1922  #66111
[HLMainPic] "An interesting & complete account of this small Corps... Almost the entire narrative is devoted to their services in Egypt & on the Western Front... they saw much hard service at Messines, Gravenstafel, Passchendaele, Kemmel, etc., in the infantry role & as cable layers." - Perkins. Roll of Hon., awards, nominal rolls. Orig. brown cloth, titled in black, VG & scarce. See illustrations on our website.   £145
Natal Field Artillery Centenary 1862-1962. Durban, Pietermaritzburg. Orig. dec. card wraps., [iii]+25pp., 25 photos. Printed by The Natal Witness, Pietermaritzburg. Contemp.  #61794
[HLMainPic] Useful & well illustrated short account of the regiment, inc. Roll of Commanding Officers & Roll of Hon. for WW2. "Surprisingly, this is the only free-standing published record of one of South Africa's longest serving units... it fought in the Anglo-Boer War at Elandslaagte & in Northern Natal... Mobilised again in 1914, it took part in the GSWA campaign. In WWII, the NFA saw much action, & suffered many casualties, in the Western Desert... All of this is covered in condensed but useful detail." - Perkins. Covs. little marked, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £35
The War History of the 1st/4th Battalion The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 193pp., 4to, 18 photos., 13 maps (8 coloured & fldg.). Preston: Geo. Toulmin. 1921  #61793
[HLMainPic] Festubert, Somme, 3rd Ypres, Cambrai. Roll of Hon. (including those wounded, with date &c., awards. A superior quality history with excellent atmospheric narrative compiled entirely by men of the bn., with fine maps & illustrations. Orig. green cloth with red formation patch & gilt regimental badge to front, stating to covs. o/w VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £120
Battery Record. "D" Battery 1915-1916-1917. [A Short Diary of "D" Battery 242nd (Army) Bde. R.F.A.] Unpublished typescript history. [x]+75pp. No imprint/date but. c.1920 with small label at rear of Cambridge Univ. Typewriting Office.  #63172
[HLMainPic] New Army Battery raised at Tidworth in April 1915 & proceeded to France at the end of July & operated on the Somme front (with 48th Div.) throughout 1916 & the spring of 1917 when they supported the Canadian attack at Vimy Ridge, then in the Salient for Messines, after the second day of which battle this account closes (the writer presumably being a casualty of that event.) An informative day-to-day record including notes of officers & men who were casualties. Includes rolls of officers & sergeants who served with the Battery, roll of awards & Roll of Honour. Original typescript of unpublished history retained by cord in khaki cloth binding, VG & unique. See illustrations on our website.   £375
From Otterpool to the Rhine with the 23rd Battery Canadian Field Artillery. 1st Ed., 48pp., fldg. plate, one other photo. Printed by Charles & Son, London. nd (c.1920).  #66062
[HLMainPic] D/23rd Batt., 5th C.F.A. Brigade raised & trained in UK, F&F from Jan. 1916 with 4.5-inch Hows. inc. ops. at Ypres, Somme, Vimy, Passchendaele, Cambrai, Final Advance &c. Contains rolls of casualties plus nominal rolls of all ranks with service details. Orig. blue cloth, gilt to boards, little marked & worn, generally VG & rare. "This is a very brief record, but the basic facts are presented clearly & many individuals are named in the narrative." - Perkins. See illustrations on our website.   £95
A Record of the 2nd Bucks Battalion T.F. 1914-1918. Presented to the Bucks TF Assoc. by Lord Anslow, CB, Chairman of the Association. 1st Ed., orig. dec. card wraps., 24pp., 4to. No imprint/date. nd (c.1919).  #66120
[HLMainPic] Not to be confused with the battalion history by Swann, this is a souvenir "To commemorate the patriotism, the bravery & the sacrifice of this Battalion during the great European War..." It contains a brief history, Rolls of Honour (noting date of death & in the case of other ranks their home town), rolls of awards to all ranks (some with citations), lists of officers who served overseas or at home with the battalion. See illustrations on our website.   £75
Historical Record of 125 Heavy Battery, R.G.A., in France. Bound photocopy of unpublished typescript history, 8pp., foolscap. nd (compiled c.1920s)  #63215
[HLMainPic] A good account of service in France from April 1916 to the armistice, including Battle of the Somme 1916, Final advance near Cambrai 1918, &c., plus much work in the line in between major events. Casualties & awards, to all ranks, noted with some detail in the text. Recent plain blue cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35

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